Swinging Soul Orchestra

from£3,935

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Swinging Soul Orchestra is a multi-talented big band that will meet your every musical requirement. They create a unique musical package that can be adjusted to any event situation, providing everything from nostalgic swing to the chart hits of today.

The ensemble offers a full sized big band along with a party band, using the same musicians. Swinging Soul Orchestra is proud to offer a comprehensive repertoire, spanning one hundred years – it’s full of energy and excitement and caters to all tastes and occasions.

The ensemble can take care of the music required throughout the whole event, from background jazz in the afternoon through to live music in the evening.

The seamless change of mood from big band swing to party band hits enables your guests to enjoy both styles of music.

Swinging Soul Orchestra give you the music of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack for your laid back atmosphere.

We were completely blown away by the fun, energy and style you all brought to the evening! Andrew, Wedding, London

This authentic, swinging 19-piece big band features 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, bass, guitar, drums, male and female vocalist. Exciting, energetic and choreographed to the highest professional standard, it’s a charming step back in time to the big band dance era.

You may choose to continue your night with their exciting, energetic 12-piece party band, which will keep your guests dancing all night long.

Their party sets feature all the hits from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Destiny’s Child, Justin Timberlake some R&B and the best of the 00s and 10s!

The Swinging Soul Orchestra Party Band will perform your favourite tunes from the last five decades, as popularised by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie and Bruno Mars.

Swinging Soul Orchestra only employs highly experienced, full-time professional musicians, who have performed with the likes of the BBC Big Band, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rod Stewart, Buddy Greco and more.

The band has performed downstairs at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Also at Kensington Palace, Wimbledon Centre Court and Gibson Hall in London.

Members of the band have performed with Rod Stewart, Gareth Malone, Wynton Marsallis, Maverick Sabre, Buddy Greco, BBC Big Band, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Members have also performed for the BBC Concert Orchestra with Earth Wind & Fire, Glastonbury, BBC Proms, Children in Need, X-Factor, Royal Variety Show and Later with Jools Holland!

Performance info

Line-up Male vocals; female vocals; piano; guitar; bass; drums; 3 trumpets; 2 saxophones; 1 trombone
Performance duration 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price) - stage and dancefloor lighting

Booking options

Solo pianist
Add £125
Dinner jazz sets by the band's solo pianist, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Solo piano/vocalist
Add £185
Dinner jazz sets by the band's piano/vocalist
Jazz background music by duo
Add £245
Dinner jazz sets by the band's piano and saxophone/vocals duo
Jazz background music by trio
Add £370
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz trio (piano; bass; saxophone/vocals
Jazz background music by quartet
Add £495
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz quartet (piano; bass; drums; saxophone/vocals)
Jazz background music by quintet
Add £615
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz quintet (piano; bass; drums; saxophone; female vocals)
DJ service
Add £310
Upbeat, mainstream jazz and pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Extra performances
£445 per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour

Male Vocals

A Foggy Day - Michael Bublé
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
Almost Like Being In Love - Frank Sinatra
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darrin
Brazil - Frank Sinatra
Cheek To Cheek - Frank Sinatra
Come Dance With Me - Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Dancing In The Dark - Frank Sinatra
For Once In My Life - Frank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
I Won’t Dance - Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Lets Face The Music - Frank Sinatra
Luck be A Lady Frank - Sinatra
Mack The Knife Frank - Sinatra
Moondance - Michael Bublé
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Nice And Easy - Frank Sinatra
Night And Day - Frank Sinatra
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Pennies From Heaven - Frank Sinatra
That Old Black Magic - Frank Sinatra
That’s Life - Frank Sinatra
The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra
The More I See You - Michael Bublé
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra

Female Vocals

A Lot of Living To Do - Jean Turner
A Tisket A Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald
Can’t Buy Me Love - Ella Fitzgerald
Deedle’s Blues - Diane Schuur
Embraceable You - Ella Fitzgerald
Fever - Peggy Lee
Honeysuckle Rose - Ella Fitzgerald
I Only Have Eyes For You - Ella Fitzgerald
Just Friends - Ella Fitzgerald
My Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald
Opus One - Anita O’day
Orange Coloured Sky - Natalie Cole
Pick Yourself Up - Ella Fitzgerald
Shiny Stockings - Ella Fitzgerald
That Old Black Magic - Ella Fitzgerald
The Lady Is A Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald
Too Darn Hot - Ella Fitzgerald
Why Don’t You Do Right? - Peggy Lee

Instrumentals

All of Me - Count Basie
American Patrol - Glenn Miller
April In Paris - Count Basie
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Glenn Miller
C Jam Blues - Duke Ellington
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller
Corner Pocket - Count Basie
Cute - Count Basie
In A Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
Intermission Riff - Stan Kenton
In The Mood - Glenn Miller
Lets Dance - Benny Goodman
Lil’ Darling - Count Basie
Little Brown Jug - Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Never No Lament - Duke Ellington
Opus One - Tommy Dorsey
Pennsylvania 65-000 - Glenn Miller
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman
Skyliner - Charlie Barnett
String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
Take The A-Train - Duke Ellington
Teddy The Toad - Count Basie
Trumpet Blues & Cantabile - Harry James
Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller
Woodchopper’s Ball - Woody Herman

Soul & Motown

Dancing In The Street - Martha and The Vandellas
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Take Me To The River - Al Green

60s

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Son of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry

70s

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind and Fire
Burn This Disco Out - Michael Jackson
Can't Help It - Michael Jackson
Don't Stop ‘Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Good Times - Chic
I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
In The Stone - Earth Wind and Fire
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Le Freak - Chic
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Oh What A Night - The Four Seasons
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth Wind and Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Soul With A Capital S - Tower of Power
Street Life - Crusaders
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What A Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers

80s

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Celebration - Kool and The Gang
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Hello - Lionel Richie
Jump - Van Halen
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Whithers
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Power of Love - Huey Lewis and The News
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Teardrops - Womack and Womack
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
Upside Down - Diana Ross

90s

Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
Horny - Mousse-T
It's Not Right But It's Okay - Whitney Houston
Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
No Scrubs - TLC
Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
Sunshine - Gabrielle
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai

2000s

9PM Till I Come - ATB
All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
American Boy - Estelle
Boogie 2nyte - Tweet
Cater 2 U - Destiny's Child
Crash Da Party - Vula
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Doctor Pressure - Mylo
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Everything - Michael Bublé
Family Affair - Mary J Blige
Frontin’ - Pharrell Williams
Gettin' Jiggy With It - Will Smith
Girl Destiny’s - Child
Golden - Jill Scott
Heartbroken - T2
Heaven - DJ Sammy
Independent Woman - Destiny's Child
Just Fine - Mary J Blige
Mercy - Duffy
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
My Love - Justin Timberlake
Naughty Girl - Beyoncé
Play - Jennifer Lopez
Propane Nightmares - Pendulum
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey-Ray
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Say My Name - Destiny's Child
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Sexy B*tch - David Guetta feat.
Akon Shake - Your Body Shy FX
Signs - Snoop Dogg
Sing It Back - Moloko
Survivor - Destiny's Child
This Love - Maroon 5
Umbrella - Rihanna
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Voodoo People - Pendulum
Weekend - Michael Gray
Work It Out - Beyoncé
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontaigne
You Rock My World - Michael Jackson

2010s

Afterglow - Wilkinson
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
California Girls - Katy Perry
Control - Matrix and Futurebound
Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Guilt - Nero
Happy - Pharrell Williams
I Need Air - Magnetic Man
Katy On A Mission - Katy B
La La La - Naughty Boy / Sam Smith
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Me And You - Nero
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
Pompeii - Bastille
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Ready For Your Love - Gorgon City
Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo
Thinking About You - Calvin Harris
Tidal Wave - Sub Focus
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
Watercolour - Pendulum
We Found Love - Rihanna
White Noise - Disclosure"

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Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Absolutely brilliant last night! Thank you so much. Everybody had a blast dancing to the band.”

Karen, Wedding in London, July 2018

“The evening was an outstanding success and a huge part of that is because you and the band were so fantastic - everybody I have spoken to is raving about you and I am sure you will pick up some bookings on the strength of last weekend.”

Gill, Charity Ball in London, May 2018

“I think you were great and would happily have you back to Kensington Palace again. The clients were very happy with the whole evening and how the event went. I was very happy with how you cooperated with our regulations in the run up and on the night of the event.”

Kerry, Corporate Event in London, March 2018

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic performance! It was a great night and everyone has had really positive feedback!”

Niki, Private Event in Birmingham, October 2017

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of Swinging Soul Orchestra, your performance was outstanding and everyone who attended is still talking about it! From watching the preview videos and speaking to you, we had high expectations, but we were completely blown away by the fun, energy and style you all brought to the evening. Thank you once again for a truly stunning performance!”

Andrew, Wedding in London, May 2017

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